Obama gets his first nomma…nee
Although it was an empty moment of glory, I do believe I may have been the first to Twitter about Souter retiring from the SCOTUS at the relatively young age of 69. You can’t blame him. It’s so arduous, being a Supreme Court Justice. He wants some downtime before he dies.
Obama gets his first Supreme Court nominee. I am frankly surprised. I was under the impression that John Paul Stevens had been sucking formaldehyde every day in an effort to outlast President Bush. Who woulda thunk it?
Ah, well. He came in as a moderate and leaves as a moderate who managed a few surprises.
I wonder if Obama’s new Justice will be capable of any surprises?
A timely piece: Some thoughts on the blessings of a divided government by Edward L. Glaeser, professor of economics at Harvard University.
As I wrote below we’re engaged in a great battle, and it really is a civil rights battle, although none like to call it that. Will add links as I find them:
Ed Morrissey: High Risk, Moderate Reward. I disagree about the risk to Obama. To the nation? ‘Nother story.
Insty has some thoughts
Jacobson says: in light of Spector’s defection, SCOTUS battles become interesting. Read it all and see if you agree.
Allah names two possible replacements, including Elena Kagan while calling this a “bombshell”. What? Just because you didn’t expect Ginsberg, Stevens and Souter all in one year? They need to work fast, baby, fast…get things ready for the 2010 elections!
Ace has a flaming skull for “one of the worst mistakes a GOP president has ever made”.
STACLU muses on possible nominees.